Age and the Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language

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María del Pilar García Mayo, Maria Luisa Garcia Lecumberri
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 209 pages
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Addressing issues which are critical for language planning, this is an overview of research on the age factor in foreign language learning. It presents research on foreign language learning within bilingual communities in formal instruction settings focusing on syntax, phonology, writing, oral skills and learning strategies. The work discusses learning English as a third language in two bilingual communities.
 

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Contents

Phonological Acquisition in Multilingualism
23
What the Knowledge of Syntax
59
General
77
Age Length of Exposure and Grammaticality Judgements
94
English FL Sounds in School Learners of Different Ages
115
Maturational Constraints on Foreignlanguage Written
136
Variation in Oral Skills Development and Age of Onset
161
A Crosssectional and Longitudinal Study
182
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María del Pilar García Mayo is Associate Professor of English linguistics at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Her research interests include the acquisition of second language syntax both from a generative and an interactionist perspective. María Luisa García Lecumberri is Associate Professor of English phonetics at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Her research interests are intonation in English and Spanish and the acquisition of English by foreign learners.

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